I recently finished writing a post about my decision to leave Facebook. Darn thing was sitting in the draft tray for nearly half a year before I managed to make it say what I wanted it to say.
Although I got only one comment via Twitter, that was the important one. Humble pie has been duly eaten, Facebook forgiven (for the time being) and a new account has been created. I was actually pleasantly surprised that I didn’t get some kind of cheesy:
Welcome back, Alex! We missed you and hoped you’d be back so we kept your all data, and here it is!
So, cynicism very much still intact, I’ll give it go again. It’s taken me a while to get around to making a new account which will be shamelessly used to promote this blog. I was just about to create it earlier when I came across a news article about a dating site on Facebook that had used the image of girl, who killed herself due to cyber-bullying, in a marketing campaign. Do I need to say how fast my hackles raised? The story then went on to explain that Facebook had more or less kicked said company into the middle of next week and then some.
So, another plate of humble pie, please.